Theresa Holleran

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  • All the Single Ladies

  • Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
  • By: Rebecca Traister
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton, Rebecca Traister - introduction
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816

In a provocative, groundbreaking work, National Magazine Award finalist Rebecca Traister, "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country" (Anne Lamott), traces the history of unmarried women in America who, through social, political, and economic means, have radically shaped our nation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, destroyed by narration

  • By Theresa Holleran on 03-06-16

Excellent book, destroyed by narration

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Reviewed: 03-06-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would highly recommend this book in its written form. Except for the author's introduction, read very well by her, I was unable to tolerate the affected way the narrator read the book. I tried for several hours because the topic was so important to me and the book was so beautiful articulated in its depth and perspective about the state of single women in our culture.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator probably has a lovely voice, but she choose to read at a clipped, authoritative cadence that was officious and very off putting. I had recommended this book to a close friend and she had the same experience. I have listened to several hundred audible books and this one was the first one I could not finish!

Any additional comments?

I hope you will consider reformatting this book with a different narrator.

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